Saturday, June 11, 2011

Abandon by Meg Cabot

Abandon
By: Meg Cabot
Source: Purchased E-book
Released: April 26, 2011
Purchase the Book: Amazon

"Though she tries returning to the life she knew before the accident, Pierce can't help but feel at once a part of this world, and apart from it. Yet she's never alone . . . because someone is always watching her. Escape from the realm of the dead is impossible when someone there wants you back. But now she's moved to a new town. Maybe at her new school, she can start fresh. Maybe she can stop feeling so afraid. Only she can't. Because even here, he finds her. That's how desperately he wants her back. She knows he's no guardian angel, and his dark world isn't exactly heaven, yet she can't stay away . . . especially since he always appears when she least expects it, but exactly when she needs him most. But if she lets herself fall any further, she may just find herself back in the one place she most fears: the Underworld." (Summary from goodreads.com)

Meg Cabot's Abandon is the story of Pierce who has returned to life after dying in an accident. While Pierce was dead, she met John who wanted her to stay with him in the Underworld but she ran. Now she has moved to a new town and is looking for a new start but John keeps showing up in her life.

Abandon is an interesting retelling of the Greek Persophene myth. Pierce is a strong and brave narrator. John is the mysterious bad boy with an important job in the underworld. The relationship between Pierce and John is complicated to say the least.

The story starts off a bit slow and takes a couple of chapters to pick up. A majority of the book was setting up for the rest of the trilogy which was good because it provides a solid background. The last few chapters were great and leaves on a major cliffhanger which is why I can not wait for the next book. I recommend Abandon because it is a great story with interesting characters. 

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading ABANDON but I wouldn't exactly give it a standing ovation or anything. Meg cabot's books are usually OK to read although i would definately give her '1-800; and 'mediator' five out of five stars :-).

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